Textron Aviation upgrades CJ3+ to Citation CJ3 Gen2  


Textron Aviation has announced the Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 an upgraded version of its CJ3+. In April 2014 Cessna upgraded the CJ3 to the CJ3+.

“The Cessna Citation CJ3 Gen2 is our most comprehensive Gen2 product announcement yet, offering customers proven performance, leading edge technology and an unmatched cabin experience,”  said Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation. “As a pilot of the CJ3 series, I appreciate the aircraft’s excellent range, payload and efficiency, along with new productivity and comfort features.”

FlyExclusive has been named as launch fleet customer. “We take pride in being the fleet launch customer for the Citation CJ3 Gen 2, building on our decades-long relationship with Textron Aviation,” said Jim Segrave, founder, chairman and CEO of flyExclusive. “I am excited that our fractional customers will get to invest and travel in the top light jet in the world.”

For pilots, aircraft has Garmin Autothrottles, Optional Enhanced Vision System (EVS), a touch screen interface and new GDL60 aircraft connectivity. They also get 4.5 inches of extra legroom. Passengers may notice improved steps and lighting. There are also skylights in the lavatory, and a new optional sink and vanity design.

Like the CJ3+, the Citation CJ3 Gen2 seats 10 passengers. It has a maximum range of 2,040 nm.

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